Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Lisa Thornett 

Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone and asked for his thanks to the previous Chair of Cabinet Overview Working Group, Ian Beckett be noted.

 

Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Bob Davis and Edna Stevens.

 

The Chair, on behalf of the Working Group, sent his best wishes to Councillor Stevens who was recovering from a hip replacement.

 

 

9.

Declarations of Interest

To receive Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any matters on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Simon Carter declared a non – pecuniary in item 6, Non Housing Asset Management Strategy- Final report as a Council appointed Director of HTS (Property and Environment) Ltd.

 

10.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9 August 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 9 August 2018 be agreed as a correct record.

11.

Matters arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

None.

12.

Work Plan pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To review the Overview Working Group’s work plan for the current year.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The work plan is noted.

 

B    Reports on Houses of Multiple Occupancy and the Housing Strategy be brought to the next meeting of the Working Group.

13.

Non Housing Asset Management Strategy - Final Report pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Working Group receive a report on a new Non Housing Asset Management Strategy, which set out a strategic approach to dealing with the Council’s non housing asset portfolio.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The Cabinet Overview Working Group (COWG) refers the strategy attached as appendices A and B to Cabinet for approval.

14.

Community Engagement Strategy - Interim Report pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Working Group received an interim report on the Community Engagement Strategy

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The Contents of the report be noted.

 

B    A Focus Group, to include Officers and Councillors David Carter, Simon Carter and Jean Clark, be set up to discuss and have input into the new Community Engagement Strategy and agree the future approach with an update to be presented to the next meeting.

 

 

15.

Local Council Tax Support Scheme Proposals 2019/20 - Report pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Working Group received a report which set out the proposed Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2019/20

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The Working Group acknowledged the current position regarding 2018/19 Local Council Tax Support Scheme and endorsed continuing stability within the scheme for 2019/20.

 

B    It is recommended to Cabinet that the current scheme remains unchanged for 2019/20 and that the introduction of fixed period awards for Local Council Tax Support is not implemented at the current time and kept under review.

16.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.

Minutes:

None.